In Mac OS X, the Finder lacks the ability to move files from one location to another via the keyboard, and sometimes drag-and-drop can get tiresome.
With the $4.99 moveAddict utility from Kapeli this process is possible, at least in Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard). When you cut a file from its original Finder location, nothing actually happens until you paste that file: If you never paste it elsewhere, nothing changes and nothing is lost. Both cutting and pasting files are done using familiar keyboard shortcuts for cut and paste, or you can create new ones. But the best part of moveAddict is the ability to merge folders. If you have copied a folder, you have the choice of replacing another folder, or merging the two folders’ contents into one folder. That ability alone makes the low price a great deal.
Jeff Gamet is a contributing editor for Design Tools Monthly, the executive summary of graphic design news. He is also the morning editor and reviews editor for The Mac Observer and iPodObserver.com, and contributing writer for Layers Magazine and Photoshop User. He writes the InBrief column for InDesign Magazine, and is the author of “The Designer’s Guide to Mac OS X,” from Peachpit Press
When Jeff isn’t writing about the graphic design world, he’s talking about it on the Design Tools Weekly podcast with co-host Jay Nelson. He also talks about Apple and the Mac world every week on The Mac Observer’s Apple Weekly Report.
Jeff studies, tests and reviews new software and technologies for the Macintosh community as well as the design and print industries. He is a former Pre-press specialist, and has nearly 25 years experience with computer technology. Jeff trains, lectures and consults on techniques for more efficiently using Mac OS X in creative environments throughout the country.
In the rare moments when he can get away from his MacBook Pro, Jeff spends his time climbing and biking in the Colorado mountains.